Top 25 Teacher Interview Questions

Are you constantly searching for things you can show, tell, or demonstrated to students? Tell us about some recent discovery, something that you have found.
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In education, a teacher is a person who provides schooling for others. A teacher who facilitates education for an individual student may also be described as a personal tutor. The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out by way of occupation or profession at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher at state-funded schools must first obtain professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college.


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Interview Questions and Answers List

1. Are you constantly searching for things you can show, tell, or demonstrated to students? Tell us about some recent discovery, something that you have found.
Best Answer
Todays our world is changeing very fastly. so be prepare.
2.
I found a new picture and can show it to my student. besides that, i can make it as a lesson to them.
3.
What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?
4.
Because I prefer the more innovative and new approaches to teaching I am constantly searching for new ways to teach. I recently found a concept of math board games in the classroom. The teacher comes up with the questions and the students compete by table to reach the end of the game.
5.
Yes, i just find a way to do a mitten to tell the children the five little monkeys book.
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2. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?
Best Answer
No. i want work, I want to use my skills and improve my knowledge. i want to be around children.
2.
If I had enough money to retire right now, I would travel but I would still volunteer my time to many schools. I would volunteer to read to students and help teachers in the classroom anyway that I could.
3.
I have waited a long time to become a teacher. If I had enough money to retire, I would seek an avenue by which I could continue to use my craft to benefit others as long as I am phyically able. I love what I do.
4.
Absolutely.
5.
No, i love what i do.
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3. How do you feel about inclusive classrooms?
Best Answer
I approve of them. It is important for students to feel include in their peers lives.
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4. How would your students describe your teaching?
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5. Please tell me about your most challenging experience while working with children or in the classroom?
Best Answer
My most challenging experience was to teach kids with different abilities in the same classroom.
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The most challenging experience thus far for me is to teach math to Kids with different abilities.
3.
The most challenging experience while working with children in the classroom is the pull outs. Managing to keep track of how the students work must be adjusted because of the time spend outside the room.
4.
My most challenging experience was subbing gym class in a skirt high heels and no whistle. It was a last minute change and I was not prepared.
5.
Never really had a bad experience, I think of it as building character.
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6. How do you feel when a student fails?
Best Answer
I feel bad because something wrong in my teaching nd i m trying to improve them.
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I reflect to see if I could have done anything differently to help them succeed. It really depends on the reason the student failed.
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Like I failed to some degree.
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I feel disappointed, but I also feel that there are many ways to solve the problem. I believe that every student who takes ownership of their own success will succeed. I believe it is my job to help students see how they can improve and inspire them to take ownership of their own learning.
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I feel that student needs more attention and support by both teacher and parents through positive reinforcement and working out in his or her weaknesses.
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7. How do you handle stressful situations?
Best Answer
I try to handle stressful situations as calmly as possible. If necessary, I will come to someone for help that knows more about the issue I am having.
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I first try to remain as calm as possible, and then think through the resolutions that i need to take.
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I like to assess the situation at hand without bias. Usually, I tend to get more opinions as well before I handle anything myself. Once everything is in perfect order, I handle them gracefully and without stressing myself out in the process.
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I take a deep breath and stay calm.
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I try to handle stressful situations as calmly as possible. If necessary, I will come to someone for help that knows more about the issue I am having.
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8. It seems like there is never enough time to cover the curriculum or to get children to master content and skills. Would you comment on that?
Best Answer
That can be a struggle for any teacher. A well balanced curriculum will allow for review time, so that there is plenty of review alongside the new material.
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I believe that is a subjective statement. It seems to me that, at least at times, the issue isn't so much quantity of material but quality of time used. Organizational abilities can be very instrumental in covering curriculum effectively.
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Organization skills are extremely important! It's a teacher's job to be able to organize her lessons and such so that she keeps up and knows what's important to skip or teach and how fast she should go.
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Organization skills are extremely important! It's a teacher's job to be able to organize her lessons and such so that she keeps up and knows what's important to skip or teach and how fast she should go.
5.
Deer in headlights.
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9. Why did you decide to become a teacher?
Best Answer
Because i love to learn, be around children and learn from others.
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l want to use my skills to do good to the society, l love to be around small children, I can learn new things.
3.
I prefer neverwinter astral diamonds constantly beyond I should realistically, neverwinter astral diamonds are good beacause truth be told there comfortale and then cashual on the other hand,things that is definitely not delicious draft beer have grubby easliy,consequently making you ft . Exhausted during summer that you really certainly not sapposed to bring him or her this time of the season although hahaha.
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I love children and their future is important, we have a chance to make it a good one by nurturing them and showing them their own potential.
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Im passionate about working with children.
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10. What is your philosophy towards work?
Best Answer
The more you put into your work the bigger the reward for you and the institution.
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You only get out what you put in.
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You only get what you put in.
4.
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5.
What ever you are doing, do so whole heartedly.
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11. How well has your college/university prepared you for the field of teaching?
Best Answer
My education provided a base on which to build both my skills as a teacher and my content knowledge.
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They have prepared me to be an effective teacher. I have learned a lot of user friendly strategies that can be utilized in the classroom setting.
3.
I think they put their best effort to clear my concepts which is a basic tool for being a good teacher.
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I had very wonderful opportunity to attend several universities and I have very wonderful teachers. Another wonderful thing is I always look for advising and ask for help when I need it.
5.
They have prepared me to be an effective teacher. I have learned a lot of user friendly strategies that can be utilized in the classroom setting.
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12. What challenges are you looking for in a position?
Best Answer
I want to learn something new everyday during my teaching career.
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The challenges that I am looking for in a position are adjusting lessons to meet all the students' needs in the classroom. Students learn on different levels and it is a teachers job to help the challenges that the students come to school with.
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I believe there is always more the learn. That being said I look for areas that are developing and challenge predetermined concepts and norms.
4.
This is my first year of teaching, so I feel that everything I encounter is a challenge. But i'm really looking forward to new experiences with the new students.
5.
I consider myself a lifelong learner - I have been actively and intentionally seeking additional knowledge my entire adult life. The challenges I am looking for involve helping the current department with their current projects, expand the curriculum and help the college reach into the business community and its leadership with the internship program to demonstrate the value of XXXX College.
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13. What was your most rewarding experience during student teaching?
Best Answer
Teach children to love science or at least to like science.. through fun activities where they were always involved.. which it make them feel intersted and learning something.
2.
Sometimes its a simple hug even a look. Maybe its a picture they drew for you at home or a story the mom told you about what they said at dinner the night before. When they come back and visit then you know you did something right!
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Sometimes its a simple hug even a look. Maybe its a picture they drew for you at home or a story the mom told you about what they said at dinner the night before. When they come back and visit then you know you did something right!
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I have not completed student teaching.
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I have been a teacher for many years. There are so many rewarding experiences, sometimes its a simple hug even a look. Maybe its a picture they drew for you at home or a story the mom told you about what they said at dinner the night before. When they come back and visit then you know you did something right!
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14. If I were your principal and we were setting goals for next year, what would they be?
Best Answer
If I sat down with the principal and set goals I would want to set goals that benefit my students. These goals could be anywhere from goals to better my instruction to goals of making the students perform better. For example, I could set goals that state by certain times I wanted my students to master certain information. I would want to be able to set goals for my instruction to be able to help the students master the information.
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If you were my principal and we were setting goals for next year, they would be geared towards student learning. For example, we may set goals for developing interdisciplinary units, creating an in-school enrichment/intervention program, developing service projects, or student mentoring programs.
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Good planning and delivery of lessons ensuring all children made amazing progress.
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1.) Making sure the students are achieving to there upmost ability and that the parents are satisfied with our teachers.
5.
Some people say you should demand respect . Do you agree or disagree?
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15. Describe your typical lesson.
Best Answer
I review, lecture, and allow students to work on homework.
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My lessons are developed with the state standards and school curriculum as their base. If the lesson is a continuation of a unit, a review of past knowledge will occur, followed by today's essential question. I usually have some sort of mult-media presentation to introduce the concept to be studied. Sometimes I use a cartoon if it makes an appropriate contribution. Instructional time is generally brief and may include interactive notes and/or reading. Modeling by me (the teacher) will occur depending upon the lesson content. Practice and/or formative assessments will also be part of the plan.
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My typical lesson is about food and nutrition.students like to know more about different kinds of food and their nutrition value. calories and benifits for body
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Student centered, hands on, visual supports, creative, and fun.
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16. What is the toughest problem you've had to face? And how did you overcome it?
Best Answer
The toughest problem was the day one of my students told me that when he would be an he would be like a killer... I overcome talking to him trying to make him understand how value is life and how can he would be an asset to the comunity, and also I send him to the psycologist of the school.
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Time management, now i prepare my session plans keeping my students abilities in mind.
3.
The toughest problem I have had in my life is struggling with unemployment. I developed a plan to work towards another degree, I researched what was expected of me and what I needed to do. I made a plan, both financially and personally to go back to school for a second degree. Once I have a problem, I set a goal and develop a plan.
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One time my boss ask me to finish three projects before weeked so i have to work on that weekend so what i did on friday i tried to finish most of the work
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I had a student once who had behavor problems. This student was an excellent student academic wise. Certain situations would set this student off and my first time handeling the situation I wasn't prepared. I was able to overcome this situation by learning about the student, what set the student off, and how to handle the student when he had an outburst. I feel I am now able to handle situations like this that come my way. I know how to stay calm and calm down the student as well.
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17. Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
Best Answer
I want to be a curriculum co-ordinator in a elementary school.
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I want to finish masters degree in maths and education.
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Working on national certification, finished with my m.ed..
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I see myself living in the area andworking on my fifth year at (insert school name here). I also see myself completing my (insert next degree beyond what you have here) Master of Science degree in Elementary Education. I plan on volunteering for (insert charity here) the Ronald McDonald House by (insert way to volunteer here) collecting pop tabs .
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I would like to achieve a master's degree, and I would possibly like to be able to train other teachers through a college or by student teaching.
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18. What attracted you to this school?
Best Answer
I want to be able to mold the minds of young people. With our family so close, I thought this would be an ideal place to serve.
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I took my methods class in this school around 2006 in ms mclins class
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I attended this school when I was in elementary school and have very fond memories.
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It is a small district, and I want to be part of it as it evolves and grows.
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It is close to my home.
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19. Describe the best lesson you have delivered. Why was it successful?
Best Answer
I taught middle school students how to write persuasively, using terms they could understand: logical (logos), emotional (pathos), and ethical (ethos). The lesson included guided notes and examples, students interactin in pairs persuading each other using prompts and the appropriate appeal, and concluded with a Ticket Out, requiring the student to write a brief appeal in response to the given prompt. It was successful because it was accessible based on their foreknowledge serving as a base for the mini-lesson. Most important was the modeling done by myself, followed by the interaction between students.
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I think that the best lesson that I have delivered is yet to come, but I look forward to it having to do with the importance of storytelling and our role as actors in the continuing of teach the lessons of humanity for our own growth as a society.
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Different types of root system.it was successful because i teach this topic with real practical.
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Self-control. I believe it was successful because the students were completely engaged in the activity--their was a high-level of participation and the students demonstrated they learned about the subject that we discussed.
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My best lesson. I personalised the lesson rather than óne fit for all´. I put the students into groups according to their learning style. Having one lesson objective groups of different learning styles carried out different activities in which all could engage 100%. This the best lesson because all the groups reported their findings during plenary. All of them discussed their findings and made a concrete conclusion.
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20. What techniques would you use to be sure that students understand?
Best Answer
Real life experience and through practical work.
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Review, quizzes and ask question.
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I would have them refer the information back to me in their own words and way.
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In my classes I ask lots of questions. After every set of directions I always ask if students are understood. I never belittle students for asking questions. I also walk around the room looking at student's work as they complete projects. I can tell immediately if they have understood instructions by looking at their work.
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I will ask the questions from the lecture which i have just delivered.
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21. Are you a positive and energetic person?
Best Answer
I have spent extra hours after school helping my students to understand a concept and believe that every student can learn something.
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I gain energy from being around students and learning from them. I am positive and enthusiatic about my subject and my students and I love to teach, so it is easy for me to maintain a high energy level within the classroom.
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Yes. I think that maintaining a positive attitude is one sign of maturity. I am in charge of what I think and how that thought affects me. I love energetic students who keep me on my toes and keep the learning new and exciting with their energy therefore making me that much more energetic.
4.
Yes, I am a positive and energetic person. I feel that students need to be around teachers who are positive. You never know what they left at home and what they are carry to school with them.
5.
Yes...guilty as charged.
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22. If a student said she thought you were the worst teacher she ever had, what would you say?
Best Answer
I m telling what is the reason.
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Regardless of what you think of me as a teacher, you need to show respect to me because I am your teacher.
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Obviously I would be doing something wrong I would find out why she thought this and work on this. I would also consult the head and other teachers on the best way to deal with the situation.
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I would say that I am sorry she feels that way and ask why. I would let her know that I am not infallible and am always open to ways in which I can improve myself and my skills as a teacher.
5.
Im sorry you feel that way. How can we change the way you feel?
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23. If students were having difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Best Answer
I teach that student using different skill that he learnt easily.
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I would offer an help class for thirty free minutes twice a week.
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I would identify the lack of understanding and determine whether or not we simiply need to review or take a fresh approach to the concept to be learned. Sometimes you just have to go back to basics.
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I will try my best to make them understand and show them the right way to solve it.
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I would identify their understanding or lack of understanding then try and take a different approach to the lesson. I would determine how many children have the issue then decide to either do another whole class lesson or just reteach it to the few.
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24. What is your greatest strength?
Best Answer
I have a passion for teaching in the classroom, that comes out in my presenting the lessons.
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I am dedicated and I never stop looking for ways to help my students achieve their best.
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Fast learner, always follow the protocals, really detail organized, able to work under pressure.
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I am perseverant.
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My greatest strength is my passion and energy for teaching music to students. My passion enables me to come across to students in a positive way. My passion and energy motivates me to be organized and always searching for new ways to teach as well as standing by the methods that have worked for several years.
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25. Have you ever taken care of someone? Did you enjoy it?
Best Answer
I take care of my kids all of the time, and I enjoy it.
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In what way?
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I have taken care of my brothers and one of my cousins. I thoroughly enjoyed the responsibility.
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My whole life i have always taken care of some one, first my parents everytime they get sick, my nieces and nephews after their were born and now my dauther..i love and makes me happy to help someone.
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Yes I have and it was a wonderful experience, Helping someone grow and learn has always been a passion of mine.
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Career Field
Job Satisfaction
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Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
Education
90%
Average
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One Week
35 Hrs/Wk
Education Requirements

High school teachers must have a bachelor’s degree. In addition, public school teachers must have a state-issued certification or license. Most states require high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as chemistry or history. While majoring in a subject area, future teachers typically enroll in their higher education’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

Work Environment

Most high school teachers work in either public or private schools. Some teach in public magnet and charter schools. Others teach in private religious or secular schools.

Jul 4, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I want to help children not only learn but grow as individuals as well. Children today are the future tomorrow and I love to watch a child learn and see the "light bulb" go off when they finally understand it.
What do you enjoy about being a Teacher?
Working with the students each day and watching them learn and grow as students and indivduals.
What areas do you dislike about being a Teacher?
I would say when a student is not succeeding and I have not been able to reach them and help them succeed.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?
Reaching each student when the level of students ability varries greatly, creating a differinated lesson plan that will appeal to all students.
Tell me about the hours you are used to working and your schedule.
All types of schedules I have worked Mon-Fri 8-5 and occassional weekends, I have worked only weekends and I have worked before all day from 8-8.
What are some of the benefits you are custom to as a Teacher?
Health insurance, paid leave, sick leave, and a great team to work with.
What are some of your most memorable experiences as a Teacher?
When a student shows you they care about you and they try their hardest to succeed.
What do you wish you knew starting out in your profession that you know now?
I am unsure as I am just starting out in my profession.
What advancements do you expect in the future?
I am not sure of advancments, I want to be challenged each year with my students and want to grow as a teacher each year.
Aug 13, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I have always gravitated toward working with children. After years of being a volunteer for both academics and athletics, I realized my true calling was to be a fully licensed teacher. I feel so satisfied when I guide young learners. I feel I have a gift for creating enthusiasum and a passion for learning.
What do you enjoy about being a Teacher?
I enjoy seeing a student have those ah-ha moments when they truly understand a concept or master a skill. These moments happen all the time but they never get old. The energy of children en ergizes me and challenges me to always be on the lookout for new and effective ways to connect with students.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?
I feel the most challenging part of teaching is to bring all vested parties together to me needs of students. With a variety of ages involved in this process it is imperative as the teacher I keep an open line of communicationbetween all stakeholders. This includes students parents and administrators.
Jan 29, 2015
How often did you work in teams as a Teacher?
As often as it was possible to work with like-minded educators toward a common, positive goal we all believed in or at least found less tedious than anything else we could be doing.
What do you wish you knew starting out in your profession that you know now?
I wish I knew how apathetic, lazy and willing to "settle" most people really are, had I known that when I was a college freshman I would have dropped out and followed the Grateful Dead around the country instead of wasting 4 years of my life and tens of thousands of dollars getting an education that enabled me to do a thankless job that paid a part of a pittance. The best thing I ever did was quit my job and open up a head shop, my first year in business for myself selling bongs and blacklights I NETTED almost four times what I made as a public school teacher.
Jan 31, 2015
What do you wish you knew starting out in your profession that you know now?
What I want to specialize in the teaching profession.
Teacher Pros
Pro #1:
There are at least two pros to being an educator. At the top of the list is the fact that you are doing something that will have a positive impact on your students and thus society. In short, you can make a difference. The second is that you become a life-long learner, not only modeling it for your students but for your benefit and growth as well.
May 30, 2012
Pro #2:
Seeing the students "get it"
May 30, 2012
Pro #3:
The pros to a profession as a teacher is that you get to be around children of all ages. You are able to learn from them just as much as they are able to learn from you. Learning is a continual process which is done by both the teacher and the students. Another pro is the relationships that you build as a teacher with your students, their families, and the school community.
Jun 13, 2012
Pro #4:
The value of instilling knowledge in your people. Giving in receiving and the double-reward of teaching theatre would be passing on this old tradition to fresh recipients.
Jun 13, 2012
Pro #5:
The pros for me are endless. I love children, I love watching them grow from the beginning of the year to the end. They're like butterflies.... starting out like little caterpillars ending up like beautiful butterflies ready to fly free. The face of a child when "it" clicks and you've had something to do with that is one of the most rewarding feelings!!
Oct 31, 2012